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5 Tech Tools that Help Businesses Compete With the Big Guys
Tools

5 Tech Tools that Help Businesses Compete With the Big Guys

These affordable options can level the playing field with ads, intelligence, big data, apps and email marketing.
Adam Toren
11 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Small-Business Facebook Following
Business Circle

11 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Small-Business Facebook Following

You don't need to be a social-media expert to be an effective marketer on the platform.
Anna James
5 Moves Small Retailers Must Make to Compete With Big Box Stores
Retail

5 Moves Small Retailers Must Make to Compete With Big Box Stores

Local stores have more than one slingshot to use in their never-ending David vs. Goliath competition with national chains.
David Goldin
Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday

Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday

As small businesses claim the Saturday after Black Friday, local restaurants are getting in on the action.
Kate Taylor
Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price
Running a business

Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.
Jim Joseph
18 Effective Social-Media Tools That Will Save You Time
Social Media Marketing

18 Effective Social-Media Tools That Will Save You Time

Get a head start on next year's marketing efforts with this batch of apps for all five of the major networks.
Anna James
8 Online-Marketing Terms Business Owners Must Know
Online Marketing

8 Online-Marketing Terms Business Owners Must Know

Understanding the "why" and "what" will improve your ability to attract and retain valuable customers.
Stuart Wall
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Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season
Holidays

Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season

The star of CNBC's 'The Profit' explains why small businesses should stay away from Black Friday and advises on what to look for in a seasonal worker.
Kate Taylor
How to Embrace Being an Insecure Entrepreneur
Confidence

How to Embrace Being an Insecure Entrepreneur

When you're a business of one it's hard to avoid that stomach churning anxiety compelling you to create a big-business persona to hide the mom-and-pop reality.
Dana Brownlee
4 Cool-Headed Strategies for Responding to Negative Comments Online
Business Circle

4 Cool-Headed Strategies for Responding to Negative Comments Online

These days, when a customer is upset with their experience, the first thing they do is announce their opinion on social media and web forums.
Terry Powell
Welcome, Guesty: A Company That Helps Manage and Maintain Airbnb Properties
Sharing Economy

Welcome, Guesty: A Company That Helps Manage and Maintain Airbnb Properties

The company is a middle-man you never knew you needed.
How Businesses Are Handling the Obamacare Employer Mandate
Obamacare

How Businesses Are Handling the Obamacare Employer Mandate

Obamacare has created an incentive for business owners to navigate a different path than that which policymakers had intended.
Scott Shane
How to List Your Business on Apple's New 'Maps Connect' Portal
Apple

How to List Your Business on Apple's New 'Maps Connect' Portal

Why you should add your company data to Apple Maps and how to get it done fast.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Giants in SEO
Business Circle

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Giants in SEO

Regardless of what industry you're in, you'll always have at least one competitor who has been around longer and has tried harder to build a web presence.
Jayson DeMers